I sat down the other day and played with some paper, stamps, vellum, flowers, ribbon and a doily die. Definitely not something I normally do. I'm one of those cardmakers who just loves to stamp an image and color it, but I wanted to try something outside of my comfort zone.
I remember seeing a gorgeous card in one of the Paper Crafts issues earlier this year. I tried really hard to find it and couldn't. I believe it was one from Kim Hughes and I really want to give her credit for inspiring me. I find that I mark many of the pages showing her cards each time I get a monthly issue. She has a beautiful style!
Anyway, here's the result of my creative 4 hours - yup - that's correct - FOUR! This card took me a long time to make, ( a long time for me) which is probably another reason it is not my go-to style.
The Old Letter Writing stamp from Hero Arts is white embossed on a piece of vellum and layered over the pretty paper. I used paper from three different, 6x6 paper pads: Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan from American Crafts, Paper Cottage from Basic Grey and The Sweetest Thing from My Mind's Eye. The die-cut doilies are from Die-Namics and the flowers and ribbons came from my stash.
I do love the way it turned out and will be sending it to a special friend. And since I embossed the Old Letter Writing on the vellum, I'll be entering this into the "Who's the Boss" challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.
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